Halle Bailey from American Idol is mesmerized as she performs “Part of Your World” during Disney Night on Sunday. Halle Bailey channeled the underwater magic of The Little Mermaid in a shimmering blue gown with the underwater Magic Kingdom castle behind her as Ariel’s wish to be human.
Halle Bailey from American Idol first live performance of ‘Part of Your World’
Halle Bailey happily embraces her role as Disney’s newest princess.
Halle Bailey appeared on Sunday’s episode to perform the classic song “Part of Your World” in front of a live audience for the first time.
Actress Bailey definitely looked stunning in a floor-length blue gown by Michael Fausto.
The actress sang while standing in front of Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Halle Bailey had animated projections of tropical fish and other sea creatures.
“Singing in freezing weather at 3 a.m. during park closures is no joke,” Bailey said on Twitter late Sunday.
In theaters next week, “The Little Mermaid” stars Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Ariel’s human love interest, and Javier Bardem as her stern father, King Triton.
Much of the film’s early buzz focused on Melissa McCarthy’s diva-licious turn as sea witch Ursula.
Bailey said in an interview with Deadline “The cultural impact of a black actor portraying Ariel will exceed any initial reaction to the casting she received.
Bella said “To me it means being able to see a reflection of myself in beautiful children. I am honored to be a part of this and to be among the princesses. There was Brandi as Cinderella and then Anika [Noni] Rose as Princess Tiana. Getting a chance to continue and live up to this legacy. That’s really exciting to me. I’m grateful.